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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I Survived!

Somehow I survived.  This week was the busiest I have experienced in a long time!  Monday I got my teeth cleaned and did pretty much nothing...good thing.  It was my only day to relax.  Tuesday and Wednesday I worked in Peds.  That was fun but is a different type of work.  Wednesday night after work I had a patient advisory committee meeting at the hospital with a good meal. (Chicken marinara and salad). Thursday and Friday I worked in Internal Medicine.  Thursday night I went to my bff's Stampin-Up party.  We made three cards and I was exhausted.  (The third card I saved for parts as I don't need a wedding card.)  Did manage to mow down some of the snacks she provided! 

Last night I got home and we had our church pictures taken later.  Did I look like a tired old hag?  No, but I did look old and overweight!  Ugggh!  Where did that lady come from?  I will scan the picture when I get it.
Monday this fat old lady is going back to Jazzercise Lite.  I figure that is a good place to start.  Maybe I won't feel like such a slug if I start exercising and I'm going to put my church picture somewhere to motivate me!


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Wow...I admire you so much..the work you do is so important and I know it has to be exhausting. Something I am doing at night, is rubbing a little Vitamin E oil around the outside of my eyes and it helps them to look a little fresher in the mornings. I bet you do not lot as tired as you feel, but you might see if you like this..I got it at the grocery store!

Sandie said...

Better hang a copy on the frige, the biscuit barrel....
Jazzersize sounds like fun, can I come to?
Have a great weekend, it's a 'Bank Holiday'weekend (3 days) here, sat,sun and monday.
Hope you get some rest too!

Sandie xx

P.S Im told Carrot oil is good for around the eyes too.Maybe sold at the Health stores over your side of the pond?